OIN endorsed by the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO)

Executive Summary: 

Front line nurses from national nursing organization CANO have reviewed the OIN and given it their enthusiastic support.

Toronto, Canada – February 3, 2011 – Front line nurses from national nursing organization CANO have reviewed the OIN and given it their endorsement.

Melanoma and Ovarian titles from the OIN series were recently vetted by CANO members, in line with the association's mission, value statements and philosophy to promote and provide the highest levels of care.

The OIN is a tool used by providers in the execution and implementation of person-centered care, supporting patients from the point of diagnosis and through the continuum of care.

Murray Rochon, president of Jack Digital Productions, said: “We are delighted with the CANO's endorsement of the OIN. The OIN augments nursing practice with an informatics tool that helps reduce emotional distress in patients and in turn reduces ‘compassion fatigue’ and repetitive education tasks, allowing them more time to spend on those who need it most.”

CANO's philosophy recognizes that people with cancer have complex and diverse needs and that requires a specialized body of knowledge, skills and the right tools.

The OIN supports them in that endeavor by providing reliable, plain language information to enable patients to become active partners in care and ongoing wellness.

CANO is a national organization for nurses in oncology which fosters the maintenance of high standards of nursing care. It recognizes the responsibilities and mandate of nurses to promote and provide the highest standards of care for individuals and families who are experiencing or who are at risk of developing cancer.

The OIN is the result of the work done by Jack Digital Productions and a multidisciplinary team of health professionals. Integrated within clinical care, it gives clinicians, educators, navigators and community care providers a comprehensive web-based program that enables patients to participate as active partners in their care and wellness.